Apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas Sets To Help Sendong Victims Today



Local celebrities have been extending their help through donations and distribution of relief goods to victims of Sendong in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City. Many of them have voluntarily joined in different relief operations and offered their time to look after the needs of the helpless victims of the flash flood.

Black Eyed Peas member, Apl.de.ap, who is currently advocating quality education through ‘We Can Be Anything’ campaign, is set to visit CDO today, December 23, to personally help the victims of the tropical storm Sendong.

Apl.de.ap expressed his concerns to the victims of Sendong saying, “I want to go personally and see what I can do to help.”

Apl also said that his friends in the United States have also set to help the poor victims. Accordingly, a charity auction was launched by Apl’s friends to raise funds for the relief operations and the rehabilitation of schools in the affected areas.

Meanwhile, in an awarding ceremony held last December 19, Apl.de.ap extended his prayers to the Sendong victims.

In his acceptance speech, he said, “Now, more than ever, I realize how important it is to give back to my country, particularly those most in need…In turn, it feels good to know that I have my kababayans’ support.”


Maasinhon Trio: Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 Winner


PGT Season 3 winner Maasinhon Trio

It was an intense evening last night, October 23, at the Ynares Stadium as everyone was anxiously waiting who will be declared as Season 3’s PIlipinas Got Talent winner.

Prior to the result’s night, all three finalists of PGT Season 3 performed their best on stage last Saturday, October 22, in a chance to captivate the Filipino viewers to vote for them via text votes. The Maasinhon Trio, Bringas Brothers, and Khalil Joseph Ramos gave an outstanding performance last Saturday. But it was the group coming from Southern Leyte who bagged this season’s once in a lifetime chance at Pilipinas Got Talent reality contest.

The Maasinhon Trio reigned the stage of the Ynares Stadium in Pasig after the three PGT judges Ai-Ai delas Alas, Kris Aquino, and Freddie M. Garcia announced them as the winner of Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3.

The trio from Southern Leyte took home the grand cash prize worth 2 million pesos. Their winning song “Nais Ko” of Apo Hiking Society placed them in the winning streak ahead of two other remaining finalists in the viewers’ text votes.

Meanwhile, the Result’s Night was also star-studded as some of the country’s talented artists graced the stage with their performances.

Marcelito Pomoy, Season 2 PGT winner, also took the stage with his amazing version of The Prayer, which he sang during his final performance in the PGT Season 2.

Dingdong Dantes, the new face of human trafficking campaign

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Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes is the new face of the campaign against human trafficking. As human trafficking is getting worst in the country, a need for awareness campaign is needed to educate what it’s all about.

Last year, Dantes was appointed as the Youth Ambassador for the Arts by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts where one of his (Dingdong) advocacies was youth empowerment. He was personally chosen by the NCCA because of his positive and wholesome image.

This year, he’s up for another task. In a GMA news report, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima told reporters that Dingdong Dantes was chosen as the new ambassador of the government’s anti-trafficking campaign.

In line with this, Dingdong will host a documentary program in support of MTV Exit Campaign, which is a campaign against human trafficking. The said documentary program is entitled ‘Enslaved’ which will be aired in GMA News TV this coming November 27 at 9:55 in the evening.

In an interview with Dingdong by a GMA reporter, he said, “…etong human trafficking…if you really look into it closely…it involves…majority kabataan, e,… and…ang objective for this…to be eliminated or for it to be stopped, is for you to know what human trafficking is all about.”

Meanwhile, Dingdong Dantes and girlfriend Marian Rivera already scheduled a time-off from their tapings to watch Manny Pacquiao’s boxing fight against Juan Manuel Marquez at Las Vegas.

Kris Aquino spoke about her appointment as UNHCR Ambassadress for Goodwill


Kris Aquino

It’s another title to be given to the Queen of all Media Kris Aquino if ever she becomes the Ambassadress for Goodwill to Asia. It’s also another humbling opportunity for Filipinos because out of all other countries in Asia, a representative from the Philippines has been chosen and the presidential sister is the top choice to be Asia’s representative.

Yesterday, in the October 11 episode of Kris TV, Kris Aquino finally talked about the UN’s invitation for her to be the Ambassadress for Goodwill to Asia.

Kris said that she has been waiting for the approval of her appointment in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for almost 10 months now.

According to Kris, it was just last week when she knew about the approval of her appointment during the UNHCR meeting held in Switzerland where presidential adviser Ronald Llamas attended the said meeting.

“…what makes this appointment a big honor is that it’s not just in the Philippines. Ako po ang magiging representative ng Asia. Ang American representative si Angelina Jolie,” Kris proudly told her audience.

She further added, “Merong representative na galing France or Norway, sana hindi ako nagkamali, and one from Australia. For Asia, Pilipinas po ang napili nila at ako po ang tatayo para sa ating lahat. Maraming maraming salamat po kasi karangalan ito hindi lang sa akin at sa pamilya ko kung hindi karangalan para sa bansa natin. Thank you, United Nations.”

Charice to perform with David Foster in Asian Concert Tour 2011

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After a successful concert in Doha last last September 29, Charice together with David Foster and other international singers will once again grace the concert stage in Araneta Coliseum for the second time.

Last year, ‘David Foster and Friends’ concert was held in Araneta. It was also the first time that Charice performed together with other international singers here in the Philippines, and together with her were Natalie Cole, Ruben Studdard, Peter Cetera, Canadian Tenors.

Now, for the second time, Charice will be performing with another lineup of international singers. ‘David Foster and Friends’ Asian Tour Live in Manila 2011 has a roster of great singers like Russell Watson, Philip Bailey, and Michael Bolton.

The Filipina singing sensation seems to have several concerts aligned for her this month of October as she will be touring some of the cities in Asia together with David Foster and other international singers who are included in the concert tour.

The concert tour is entitled “David Foster and Friends Asian Tour 2011.” The concert tour will be held in the following cities: Tokyo, Japan (October 19-20); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (October 22); Quezon City, Philippines (October 25); Jakarta, Indonesia (October 28); Bangkok, Thailand (October 31); and Singapore, Singapore (November 3).

Meanwhile, Charice will once again make her fellow Filipinos proud of her with another expected outstanding performance on stage this coming concert tour in Manila.

Sa Ngalan ng Ina got 4.3 rating in its pilot episode, fans not happy

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The ratings that the mini-serye Sa Ngalan ng Ina received during its first pilot episode was not as astounding as what Nora Aunor fans were expecting.

Many Noranians were dismayed by the result released by AGB. Fans even openly aired their disappointment in social networking sites with regards to the ratings of Sa Ngalan ng Ina as compared to other primetime TV shows in two other major networks.

AGB ratings for primetime shows aired last October 3 revealed that Munting Heredera of GMA topped the primetime rating with an audience share of 14%, followed by Nasaan ka Elisa of ABS-CBN with 9.1%, and Sa Ngalan ng Ina of TV5 network  with 4.3%.

Although the pilot episode of Sa Ngalan ng Ina got the lowest rating in AGB as compared to other TV network’s primetime show, fans are still optimistic that it will get positive ratings in the days to come.

Meanwhile, with her success in the first ever TV show comeback, the Superstar Nora Aunor is also expected to receive a Philippine Movie Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award, the most prestigious Star Awards for Music given by the PMPC body for her contribution in the music industry and the achievements she received as a music artist. The said event will be held on October 16, 2011 at the Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University.

Ballsy to Kris Aquino, “Krissy, ‘di ba you said ayaw mo na ng gwapo?”

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Diether Ocampo and Kris Aquino

Just weeks ago, actor Diether Ocampo, who appeared in the September 22 episode of Kris TV, made viewers speculate that there is indeed something going on between the actor and the morning talk show host. It was also during this episode that Kris told viewers about her son’s reaction when asked if it was okay to have Diether as her boyfriend. Kris said that Baby James told her that it’s okay for her to like his tito Diether but not love.

In a TV interview with Kris Aquino by ABS-CBN, the TV host told reporters that the issue between her and Diether Ocampo is not true. The TV host said that she does not want to have a ‘gwapo’ boyfriend just like hunk actor Diether.

Kris said that she’s too busy to focus on lovelife—that aside from her morning show in ABS-CBN, she’s also doing a movie with Dingdong Dantes entitled Segunda Mano and she has just launched her new line of kitchen and home products.

Meanwhile, after the controversial TV show guesting of Diether Ocampo in Kris TV, Kris Aquino told reporters that after the her sister Ballsy called and asked, “Krissy, ‘di ba you said ayaw mo na ng gwapo?”  “I’m just reminding you na you said ayaw mo na ng gwapo,” Kris relayed to reporters exactly what her sister told her.

Kris immediately defended herself and said that she’s indeed not looking for a good-looking boyfriend. Furthermore, she also clarified that there is no such kind of romantic relationships going on between her and Diether.

Who could be the next guy to be linked with Kris Aquino? Will the queen of all media maintain her statement that she will not be looking for a ‘gwapo’ boyfriend?

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